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____/ Homer on Sunday 11 Sep 2011 21:31 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> ____/ Homer on Sunday 11 Sep 2011 15:07 : \____
>>> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>> Apple too is a religion. Should we respect it through self
>>>> censorship? :-)
>>> I respect virtuous beliefs, not satanic ones. Delusion (if that's
>>> what it is) is not intrinsically unethical. If someone believes he's
>>> a tree and sprouts apples, I'm not going to attack him, but if
>>> someone thinks people are cattle to be slaughtered with a gun, I
>>> might have something to say about it. Attacking everyone
>>> indiscriminately just because they have alternative beliefs, is just
>>> That's just common decency, not "self censorship".
>> You don't attack the person when you attack ideas.
> Religion is not an "idea", it's faith. You can't approach faith like a
> mathematical problem and try to devise a proof for it. That would be
> like you trying to devise a proof that shows I don't like cheese.
> And /that/ is what you're doing with your militant atheist bullshit.
> Find a new hobby, and stop attacking people, or their faith, just
> because they don't share your personal tastes.
>> If people are feeling attached to those idea, then they might choose
>> to feel offended.
> That's like saying if I punch you in the face you might choose to feel
> pain. I'm not religious, but even /I/ am sick to death of the constant
> barrage of hatred towards religious people. You're like a mob of thugs
> with pitchforks. There are far more serious issues in the world for you
> to worry about without wasting your time attacking religion. It's just
> malicious, and serves no purpose.
This analogy is improper. For the same reason, I dislike the comparison
between words and violence, where people say stuff like "verbal abuse"
or compare shouting to a punch in the face. There is no physical harm in
challenging of mere ideas.
But I respect your point and view and I agree people feel hurt. I
am actually not so vocal in my opposition to religion and I typically
keep it inside circles of those who would not be offended.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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